We take a look at the two Pro 14 matches involving South African teams in round 10 and suggest a bet on each.
Cheetahs v Connacht – click here to bet
The Cheetahs moved off the bottom of Conference A when they beat Benetton at home by 6 points last week. It was a scrappy performance against an under-strength Benetton side but they will have been happy to bank what was just their second win of the season. They face Connacht who had few problems seeing off the Kings with 31-14 on the road despite missing a few players due to International duty. Connacht are also in Conference A and they are currently sitting 3rd with 5 wins from their 9 matches.
The Cheetahs won this fixture 26-25 last season and when they met in Europe it was another tight game with Connacht winning 23-15.
Suggested bet: Connacht win at 9/10.
Despite winning last week the Cheetahs failed to impress me and I think that this Connacht side is going to be a step up from what they faced in Benetton.
Southern Kings v Benetton – click here to bet
The Kings are still firmly rooted to the bottom of Conference B with just 1 win in their 9 matches. They were expected by many to push Connacht close last week but lost by 17 points. They face a Benetton side which will feel they should have beaten the Chiefs last week only to go down by 6 points after leading for most of the match. Benetton are also in Conference B where they sit 5th with 3 wins from their 9 games.
Benetton played the Kings earlier this season winning 28-5 at home and Benetton edged this fixture by 1 point in a high scoring encounter last year.
Southern Kings 13/10
Southern Kings +3.5 at 9/10
Benetton -3.5 at 9/10
Suggested bet: Kings win at 13/10.
Benetton may have beaten the Cheetahs last week but I wasn’t overly impressed by their performance and I think that the Kings have what it takes to finally bag their second win of the Tournament.
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change